Constructing Inclusive Public‐private Dialogue
Whether economic growth is pro‐poor depends on the extent to which the rate and pattern of growth provide opportunities for the poor and the degree to which they are able to take advantage of these opportunities. Governments in developing countries have a responsibility to ensure that a favourable business environment exist for all private sector actors. They therefore need to be aware of the key constraints for different private sector entities in realising their potential to contribute to pro‐poor economic growth. Targeting services to poorer entrepreneurs, mostly composed of micro, small and medium‐sized enterprises (MSMEs), informal firms and workers and smallholder farmers, is one approach towards accelerating pro‐poor growth and generating employment (OECD, 2004).
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2007-02-01